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LEADING POLITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP APPLAUDS DEP FOR NEW HABS REPORTING SYSTEM
TRENTON – The following is a statement from Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) new harmful algal blooms (HABS) digital reporting system.
““HABS devastated lake communities throughout New Jersey last year, stopping most recreational activity and crippling local economies. We look forward to working with communities around the state and the DEP to continue to address the root cause of harmful algal blooms (HABs), which is unmanaged polluted runoff,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. “We applaud the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for introducing a new digital reporting system about HAB's for lakes across the state, including in Lake Hopatcong, where people will be able to actually see where samples are taken and the results. This opens new avenues for transparency within the community,”